Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Side Mirror 2.5

Ben Scheirman:

Side Mirror allows you to select any attached display on your Mac and run it in a window.

This can be useful for a number of reasons:

  • During live presentations, to avoid looking back at a projector screen. You can see it and monitor what the audience sees right on your Mac. This keeps your eyes front toward the audience. Your main screen can have presenter notes, snippets to copy & paste, files to drag, etc.
  • Using a cheap HDMI dummy adapter (like this one), you can get a virtual screen in macOS. Using Side Mirror, you can put this screen inside a window.

It’s $24.99 in the Mac App Store.

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I personally have no usecase for Side Mirror, but reading this made me wonder if, instead of an HDMI dummy adapter, iit would work as well with a virtual monitor created with Better Display ( Could save you a port on your device if it works :)

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